The world’s greatest spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that in the current generation, only Ravichandran Ashwin can achieve the feat of taking 700-800 wickets. With this, this former veteran spinner said that Australia’s Nathan Lyon is not capable of touching this figure. Muralitharan has the highest number of 800 wickets in Test cricket, while Shane Warne (708) (Shane Warne) and Anil Kumble (619) are in second place. Also Read – IND vs AUS: Captain Tim Paine said – Gavaskar can say whatever he wants, we don’t mind
Muralitharan said in Michael Vaughan’s column for London’s Telegraph, « Ashwin has a chance because he is a great bowler. Apart from him, no other bowler can reach 800. Nathan Lyon does not have that ability. He is close to 400 wickets but will have to play a lot of matches to get there. ”Ashwin has taken 377 wickets in 74 Tests, while Leon has taken 396 wickets in 99 Tests. Also Read – IND vs AUS: Skipper Tim Paine Confirmed – Injured Will Pukowski, Marcus Harris have chance to not play in Brisbane Test
Muralitharan said, « Everything has changed from T20 and ODI cricket, when I used to play batsmen were rich in technique and the wickets were flat. Now the matches are over in three days. In my time, the bowlers had to put in extra effort to bring results and show the brilliance of the spin. ‘
He said, « Nowadays, 5 wickets are obtained when holding the line and length because batsmen do not last long while playing aggressive. » Muralitharan played cricket during the time of Warne, Kumble, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed and later Harbhajan Singh.
He said, ‘At that time spinners had to work very hard for the wicket. This is the reason why he used to work on finding other balls. Now with the arrival of T20, there has been a change in diversity.
The legendary spin bowler played only one series against India in 2008 after the arrival of DRS and believes that using this technique at that time would have given him more wickets. He said, ‘I would say that if there were DRS in my time, my name would have been more wickets because then the batsmen could not use the pad so easily. He used to get the benefit of doubt.
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